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today's news and the week's top stories from our t.v. edward snowden's asylum options grow as three latin american countries now say they're willing to shield the strand that n.s.a. whistleblower from american prosecutors. supporters and opponents of the ousted egyptian president are valid more protests as the country's army backed government tries to regain control of the streets after a week of rallies and violence. and want tommo guards allegedly step up aggressive efforts to break the mass hunger strike at the prison which has entered its sixth month.
great to have you with as it's known noon here in the russian capital i'm lucy confident when you're watching the weekly here on our t.v. our wrap up of the week's top stories as well as today's headlines edward snowden has a few more options open as to which country he can turn to in order to escape prosecution in the united states now this after bolivia became the third latin american country to offer him asylum snowden has been looking for a safe haven since blowing the lid off america's global spy program last month and he's in now he has a story of how one whistleblower has spurred a diplomatic spat between the americans. i think snowden tsonga spices up with a latin american twist a glimmer of hope after living in limbo for weeks then as well as nicaragua and bolivia offered the n.s.a. leaker asylum after european countries rejected his official request for most of the week if snowden himself didn't know where his future would be taking him then we certainly did and this really it was thought ecuador might be
a possibility but president korea's sentiment toward snowden shifted suddenly saying their help with initial transport documents was a mistake then as well as my doro made his country stand clear this weekend saying snowden can come and live in the land of chavez quote away from the persecution of american imperialism but only after bolivia's ever morale us was detained and deny airspace over europe for some fourteen hours while his presidential plane was searched for snowden in an exclusive interview with our team around reacted to what bolivia called a kidnapping is huge and they think they can humiliate and subdue a spy blackmailing us and dictate their own terms like they did before making us change our policies there would make our own decisions and they can't pressure us into doing what they want. latin america united with their condemnation social
media rocketed with claims the u.s. was behind the move and europe a puppet washington remain silent they have made a serious mistake because this is just one more example of the way things are going to be not only throughout latin america but throughout the world already where you have powerful hegemonic totally disrespectful towards the national sovereignty of all countries even their allies snowden's leaks help reveal how the u.s. was cold war style tapping their closest e.u. partners even when you expose the truth even when you give it this truth to the people who are being spied on they won't step up and support truth so yeah it is a bit frustrating to see these european nations just kind of ignore this outright spying that's happening while searching for snowden at all cost and he's now a r.t. moscow investigative reporter dave lindorff says it's notable how trees had
switched from anger at the u.s. over america's surveillance program to complying with washington. it's quite astonishing to me to see how the leaders in europe germany and france and several other countries spoke out angrily at finding out that they were being spied on that their embassies were being spied on in washington that the e.u. off system cells in europe were being spied on and then all of a sudden they they all flat out said first of all they would not grant asylum to snowden who led them to know all that and then they keep in on this flight that they thought was carrying snowden i think what was happening was the u.s. probably told them about a plane that had snowden on it and didn't bother to tell them that it was a presidential flight it was an atrocious violation of diplomatic immunity to go after a presidential airplane and the truth is that president morales had every right to
carry snowden if he wanted to that would not have been grounds to have brought him down latin america is finding itself squaring up to governments on both sides of the atlantic correspondent brazil us to go via for marty's spanish channel report from bolivia on the run since our both here up arm the united states for failing to respect the country's sovereignty rela said vs all for it is a protest against the u.s. and some european nations speech has always been mostly anti american but now the u.s. is not alone seems friends portugal italy and spain close their ers base to believe yes presidential plane europe has become the way that he also mentioned that now is the time for not the american countries to impose their own politics of course he was referring to the us now we have clearly. in the pause these new onto european feeling people are angry and their minds are going back to colonial times now if
you put together colonial memories and does that skyjack happy so it becomes a nation can be a bomb meaning it relations between a latino america and these four european countries might be meeting a new start a new my not be that bright brazilian investigative journalist pepe escobar says the way the united states and europe are handling the snowden case is bringing the entire latin american region together do all sort get that what you what twenty four well four hours before what happened to over what alice they were outraged in serious it were being spied of all in a base in frankfurt and out of a nato headquarters in the moments outside of belt twenty four hours later they did what they did against everyone around the leader of a small cell some american nations and now the united south america against the u.s. and i guess this is ridiculous but benteke role all the european puppets. weeks of
scandals surrounding the exposure of washington's global surveillance program has caused repercussions around the globe but also anger among americans thousands had marked independence day with demonstrations against being spied on by their own government as well as the practice of illegal searches and seizures the details on that story coming up. egypt has slipped back into a political crisis this week when the country's military overthrew its democratically elected president mass celebrations after mohamed morsi is ousting quickly turned into a violent clashes between his supporters as well as opponents and while the new interim government is slowly being formed at the moment people there are still deeply uneasy about what's to come r.t. is polish they are reports. egypt's back in the headlines but for all the wrong reasons a week of street battles massive crowds a divided country on the brink of civil war this is the street where the worst
violence in cairo happened even thirty five people killed move in a thousand injured the mood is extremely tense friends family and supporters shouting crying a lot of emotion and the country's bracing itself for more u.s. issued military combat boots stand guard the newly installed all means not taking any chances if no clear government changes where the status quo in egypt is on the brink of disaster terms going up for egypt to an arts and internet a real. real change is on the one side the millions who rallied for the ouster of the muslim brotherhood president mohamed morsi they got what they wanted when on wednesday the army took over across the bridge those who want to be reinstated both sides are talking war i want to say to the american statesman to the wall to the old wallet to the west to europe be careful if you joining the army there gyptian
out of order that you. of the egyptian army to destroy the islamists that means that you turn in this country to up ways that will produce a lot of islamists i there's a strong feeling of deja vu after just a year in office the muslim brotherhood leaders have joined the a p to say so imprisoned president hosni mubarak both now sit in the same jail for an article of america's betting on a losing horse by selling out to the islamists where is the america that calls for freedom why have they allowed this to happen does freedom mean shutting down islamic t.v. channels does it mean shutting down used papers mean i'm a hare watches events unfold from his balcony this cup question lives in an apartment overlooking tahrir square he says it's now each option against egypt this is something that completes the first evolution. official position was incomplete but i have been. limited to retake in control of the country for more than
a year and then. using a democracy in a very bad way by giving. the country to the muslim brotherhood which. the worst people to be told the country this is a much of the and i would like you to join me in our journeys through time travel back in time travel to unravel discoveries discover evolution that made egypt and the element that made egypt revolution. because one of the few taking advantage of the constant turmoil he offers foreign tourists a v.i.p. with illusionary to it includes a quick look at a few well the mostly through the cars window now m m so was spoken thanks to that evolution i used to stammer and stutter and flounder now you see my speech flows like a mighty stream momos like british people but most tourists are staying away while the country plummets unemployment's up and the egyptian pound is false musing it's
already weakened value as supporters on both sides brace for more confrontation. many fear the situation will only go from bad to worse. kyra correspondent bill true had caught up with a former arab league chief who is now one of the top opposition figures in egypt. had told her that democracy is not just down to the ballot box and that egypt's upheaval should be properly called a popular uprising the security forces the armed forces are trying to maintain law and order in the streets going forward in a solid way that would allow the country to be. to get back on track but moments after the ouster of mohamed morsy we had reports of hundreds of missing by that officials who were arrested the president himself was put under house arrest with no communication t.v. networks were shut down people are calling this a military coup how can you defend that everybody so millions of people pouring
into the streets so it was not a coup it was a popular uprising if not the revolution that is not enough to be a ballot box approving you and then you just sit and enjoy your life and let the people go down the drain i don't know how some people in. certain way of thinking believe that democracy is just the butt of books or do about the majority over there has the right to do or not to do anything how can you include the muslim brotherhood and its political parties like the freedom and justice party in the political roadmap of egypt if their leaders of being arrested yes yes egypt is and in an unprecedented exceptional circumstances some precautionary measures would be taken but i hope at the end it is for us and the rule of law that would prevail. the toppling of morsi as muslim brotherhood government in egypt once again raised questions about the future of
political islam and the legacy of the arab spring middle east affairs analyst are not faulting says any actions by the islamists aimed at reinstating their leader will be crushed i tell the supporters of morsi game over and if i may quote mark twain denial is not a river the transit in egypt the morsi supporters are living in a complete denial statements that came out of the presidency. indicates that the demonstrators are merely thirty seven thousand people. a muslim brotherhood which is an islamic fascist group. and motivating their followers in the name of religion throwing them into the heat of a civil war if the muslim brotherhood and those who support morsi hypothetically try to do anything to deep to the people demonstrating in all of egypt i think this
will be the end of them and the elimination of the elements the egyptian people are peaceful people however all the killing that took place up to date has been done committed by the muslim brotherhood i urge president obama to stay away from meddling or trying to sell morsi to the egyptian people egyptian people who know what they want better than any foreign government whether in the usa or in the european union or elsewhere. meanwhile britain is trying to get the e.u. to ease up on genetically modified food that's despite claims the lavender hands crops could cause us health problems more details on that story after a short break.
back i'm lucy catherine of the u.s. military authorities and guantanamo bay are allegedly stepping up efforts to break the detainees hunger strike now in its sixth month british inmate shock claims that guards are using bizarre tactics for example intentionally slamming doors hundreds of times during the night to deprive the prisoners of sleep officials have. also said that the for speeding of dozens of protesters will continue during the holy muslim fast of ramadan which begins on monday now google years for the detainees fear that the military will operate a painful force feeding factory at night time the procedure involves inmates being placed in cells with nothing to drink after they've been fed against their will but the highly controversial practice is still being defended by the u.s. as r.t. is going to report the u.n. calls for the us to stop force feeding guantanamo hunger strikers the practice is
against international law and is seen by many as a form of torture and here is one first the guards strap the detainee down to a chair like this one then they put a mask over his face so that the detainee can't move bite or spit and the nurse snakes the feeding tube into nasal cavity the feeding tube which is roughly the size of a pen and ink cartridge or this or this is not an actual feeding tube but it gives you an idea and this area is very rich in nerve endings in patients report extreme pain during the procedure and the nurse pushes the troop further down the throat creating a tightness that makes breathing difficult at that point patients typically feel pressure on their chest along some say it feels like they were drowning then the staff tapes the troop to the detainees know so that they can bite or swallow it and then two cans of nutritional substances are being funneled
through the tube now we rode to guantanamo and asked whether they use an anesthetic for this seemingly painful procedure here's the response typically not however it is available if the detainees request that most detainees prefer to use standard always or to lubricate due to you are still trying to make it sound like it's not as bad but here's how one of the detainees a yemeni man some near an argy all house on the bell describes what force feeding actually fuels. i will never forget the first time they passed a feeding tube up my nose i can't describe how painful it is to be force fed this way as it was thrust and it made me feel like throwing up i wanted to vomit but i couldn't there was getting in my chest throat and stomach i had never experienced such pain before i would not wish this cruel punishment upon anyone we also asked the kuantan official how many detainees resist the procedure and how many give their consent to it and he went back saying the majority of the detainees report
compliantly and do not resist detainees are given a choice to eat a hot meal drink the liquid new trend or be enthralled fed taney see the choice differently take a listen. when they come to force me into the chair if i refuse to be tied up they call the team so i have no choice either i can exercise my right to protest my detention and be beaten up or i can submit to painful force feeding for most people these detainees are out of sight out of mind as such as it is they see physical suffering as the only way to draw the world's attention to their plight we can't hear their voices but here's what they write i'm doing this because i want to know my destiny i cannot abide not knowing anymore i just hope that because of the pain we are suffering the eyes of the world will once again look to guantanamo before it is too indefinite detention is the worst form of torture respect us or kill us it's your choice the u.s.
must take off its mask and kill us the obama administration doesn't want inmates to die but neither is it in a rush to give the detainees their lives back in washington i'm going to check on military medical staff at guantanamo bay are not authorized to treat the detainees properly as doctors are now that is the view of frank arnold who's been advocating for washington to allow independent doctors to get access to the hunger strikers. the regime which the joint task force for guantanamo has written for the cleveland of these people requires truly abusive care and also is involves the use of medicines which are dangerous they are not allowed to behave like doctors and are compelled by the military hierarchy to behave like jailers in particular several of them have commented to me through their lawyers that when
they are asked to doctors for example to stop the environmental manipulation which leaves in freezing you know each week you know it for various disturbances the doctor says they have no power to do it and as one of the one of the hunger strikers what is the point of a doctor like right now just on air but online as well we're bringing you the latest in the ongoing mass hunger strike at guantanamo with our timelines log on to r.t. dot com to check out how these events have unfolded. well britain wants the e.u. to embrace jackley modified foods and to ease the tight regulations surrounding it the country's environment secretary claims g.m. crops are actually safer than many of the alternatives although health organizations beg to differ now g.m. crops such as corn and rice can spread through the food chain through cattle and
there and then up in our daily products around ninety percent of all biotech seeds are owned by the us giant monsanto which has actually been accused of stifling small businesses as well as driving small farmers to ruin and meanwhile the alarm is being raised over health implications of biotech food ranging from simple allergies to devastating immune system problems are just piling boyko investigates . it's controversial but britain's environment secretary says that the public should embrace genetically modified food is a hard sell the campaign is say it's dangerous to human health whereas the scientific community supports the technology and if it is a safe as they and the government are sure it is and the argument for g.m. food is quite compelling it would allow farmers to grow crops in tough conditions and thus help to feed hungry mouths around the world the u.s. and brazil already must have produces of this stuff and the british government says the u.k. shouldn't be getting left behind to talk more about this i'm joined by dr robert
he's the founder of the alliance for natural health which campaigns against g.m. foods. there are a billion hungry miles in the world and we're being told that this technology is safe shouldn't we embrace it in that case well if you look at all the real developments in raising eels it hasn't actually occurred through g.m. it's occurred through conventional breeding practices and we know that the european authorities have probably one of the most comprehensive evaluation systems compared with other parts of the world but only two crops have actually got through the net for cultivation over fifty have been approved for consumption but of course the majority of it is given to animals and not to humans what are the risks in this case how is it dangerous to human health there's been a lot of g.m. produced of course a large amount of it going to animals but the u.s. population has been eating a lot of g.m. corner a lot of g.m. soy and they say well we can't see the effect we believe looking at humans as
guinea pigs is not a great way of doing it particularly given the fact that we're only looking at really one or two generations of exposure why is the government so keen to develop this technology in that case and who would be benefiting from it if they did there are about a half a dozen companies that are the key players in this areas of which monsanto is the biggest and they've been putting huge pressure on governments they're all doing that the biggest problem is concentrating the agricultural. and particularly seed supply in the hands of a few companies and these companies have a lot of sway with the major governments in the world including the u.k. government many thanks for your comments was one environmental group said the british government's attempt to get g.m. food back on the menu is like flogging a dead horse and despite any of the scientific arguments for it one thing that you can't argue with is that g.m. food just doesn't have a good reputation a survey last month showed that only twenty one percent of the u.k. population supports the technology. artsy london. time for
a check on some of the headlines making star some of the stories making headlines around the world and we begin with the united states where a boeing seven seven seven had crashed while landing at san francisco's international airport two people are confirmed dead scores injured some critically incredibly more than three hundred people managed to escape after their ash on a airlines flight from south korea had slammed into the runway bursting into flames the pilot apparently made no distress calls now witnesses say the plane's nose appeared to be raised as it struck a seawall near the runway sharing off the tail. britain has finally managed to deport a radical islamist cleric abu qatada he's now in his native country of the jordan to face terrorism charges the costly legal battle to remove the top of from the u.k. took over ten years is known as the figure in al qaeda linked activities in the u.k. and has long been seen as
a major threat to britain's national security. thousands have rallied across the u.s. and abroad this week against a massive global surveillance program undertaken by america's n.s.a. the protests were organized by a group called restore the fourth that has been trying to draw attention to domestic spying operations which many say are in a gross violation of the fourth amendment of the bill of rights now that is the one that protects american citizens ago. illegal searches and seizures the organizer of the new york rally tom collette says that government surveillance is undermining the country's legal values it is necessary for surveillance to occur however the problem with the way that it's being done now is that it is wholly unconstitutional and i would say that many people feel that way but the fourth amendment says the government can search and seize any information without a warrant and although warrants can be issued through the amendments act they're
usually done after the fact after the search has been done and they've had a almost one hundred percent approval rate of these winds after the fact we hope to be able to make the. programs constitutional by explicitly prohibiting surveillance of americans without warrants fact by probable probable follows. stay with us coming up how a passion for art can help overcome the physical challenges you're watching arsenal . south carolina is playing around with the idea of using shane plates which are license plates that can display special messages the department of motor vehicles would have complete access to all these plates and be able to display text on them
like suspended uninsured amber alert or stolen you know i actually don't mind the idea of using shame as a punishment i guess it could be a real deterrent to have drunken loser written over the license plate of someone who drinks and drives in fact drugged driving plates have been in place in some states for a while but the problem is that more often than not shame penalties aren't a v. punishment for a crime but just a bonus one in my native ohio you can go to jail for three to thirty days and have your license suspended for one to three years for driving which is a brutal punishment in a country where everyone drives to work you see people are already punished for drunk driving and in america when you pay your debt to society i.e. you get out of jail you're supposed to have a clean slate but the bonus license plate suspension and possible punishment plates make this a triple sentence ignoring the fact that the government will be able to practically display words on your person like a brand on cattle is bad enough but multiple punishments for the same crime seems
to the sponsors and it's a special institute of arts where hearing impaired people study and get a higher education. unfortunately quite often the students can't find a job after graduating and. if this is why our institute rector gave us an opportunity to start a theatre where our graduates can perform snicko just want to run through gently from start to finish let's check everything were paid it smoothly and with gusto still home she's asked to repeat the dance again the final one you're not right.
with the classics stupid. not only to interpret it but also to make the play understandable to hard of hearing audience. so how does it usually start because first you take a story then all the actors the directors start to interpret it into sign language so it's not just. me. in order to hear the way. people use them because that they've got the after we finish the play we have to prepare for voicing so we called the speakers who have to memorize it. at the speakers are professional actors who work in moscow theater this is going to. oh oh . yeah you just more. or less. the greater the actors who perform using sign language have to at least see each other if i'm talking to you but i can't do that if i turn my back. to go
you can do that in an ordinary seattle or november. yeah. we don't have this kind of luxury here. assigning itself has a magic most of the foreman's becomes beautiful making it absolutely unique. just pushing the material when choosing a play with think about the way it's going to be presented in sign language let's take hi john this tradition as an example i'm sure there is some connection between the east and our movements it's very important there you know. i was looking for some eastern fairy tale and thought about this play yes who was really this it says that audio. who did ship. he's director yes.
sixteenth notes and so on and in time they start to do it on their own. they just need to have signal they have a really good sense of timing and rhythm just a muscle with a signal they can do. well what if we just have to set the pace there are quite a lot of completely deaf people out there on stage. there are literally no money. to be. devoted to. it.
there. are two cars x. we call them cars x. because they're from. hearing impaired community calls them the twins if you mention the twins everyone knows who you're talking about but they're absolutely different. because it's a dashing cousin. and alex a very quiet and modest. kenny buz if they're more into dancing to music and into the rhythm of the pro-union can be as you know. need to. move on the level i don't made up i would you. with your own time in their dignity
look who is here with been waiting for you for ages or are you one has been looking for you everywhere i'm ready thank you go ahead. why you put it here do they really talk about the chest of course they mean the hearts. than your typical to school this is a lesson in the art of expression for fourth year students we're working with a shakespearean sonnet they chose it and so we now have to tackle it. problem is that shakespeare's language is english the poet marshak translated into russian and we're trying to do it in sign language which is much more difficult. working so now we deconstruct it and try to figure out
a way in which it can be signed. and. this. if. that's the way i would do it. in. the quizzes with it we're looking for a sign that will best convey the meaning of the word or expression sometimes even a big chunk of text that quite often one sign will be enough to communicate an entire sentence. with. me that. what you hear.